Summer Vacation to Alaska July 1st 2002 Since we knew where we wanted to go (with Alaska we would have been to all 50 states), I started planning this vacation in November 2001. As we would be using frequent flyer miles it was important that we book the flight as soon as possible. Even booking early we were stuck with a Monday flight instead of the previous Saturday. So we booked the flight and reserved hotel rooms. Now to see if Pl ... read more
North America » United States » Alaska Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
I started blogging on Travelblog in 2009, entering trips beginning in 2007. However, my intention has always been to document my years of travel. Most bloggers write about their trips away from home. Mine, and eventually Linda's, homes have usually been where people travel to. So the idea eventually percolated to rename our blog "Home and Away."
The blog is not intended to be an autobiography, although I spent my entire life traveling, with Linda joining me after college, it may appear to be that way. As this is a travel blog the entries concentrate mostly on the travel aspects of ou... full info